You've got that one place that brings back warm memories from your youth. That place that has a special grab that you can't explain. A place that flows over with left behind feelings. That is the lagoon at City Park for me.
It's a magical place where we spent many summer days and weekends in paddle boats, canoes and just wandering along the shore. The ducks and geese would swim around, staying away from the reckless boaters.
We made way more noise that one ought to in such a subtle but lush place. It was youth in all its exhuberance. Energy that just burst out and had to be spent.
There were the few canoe fights and few kids ended up taking the dunk. This was long before life jackets became de riguer.
The place looks a little more weather worn these days. It didn't just weather the storm of age -- Katrina tried her best to rough it up.
Note, though, the fresh coat of bright red paint on the boat house.
I didn't see the boats running the day I shot this. I saw a few ducks, but if the geese were around, they were in another part of the lagoon.
It would be easy for a groundskeeper here to think he was just maintaining a scenic waterway in a city park. An astute groundskeeper would know he was protecting the memories and treasured youths of thousands.
Some other places on City Daily Photo blogs today that look like they may be treasure stores of youthful memories:
Disney MGM Studios -- Greetings from Orlando Florida
Tous les petits enfants, aiment jouer dans des fontaines à Adelaïde -- Adelaide Daily Photo
Deep Forest -- Minneapolis Daily Photo
Fishing-- Sydney Daily Photo
And don't forget to stop in at my other blog today : Pixel Eyed -- here's a hint of what you'll see